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Maintenance Technician

SUMMARY Repairs and maintains the equipment of all production and facilities equipment.  Must have excellent diagnostic ability and repair skills in a variety of fields, such as but not limited to, mechanical, welding hydraulics, pneumatics combustion and electrical.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responds to service calls from all departments involving breakdowns to diagnose and repair equipment as required.  Responsible for prioritizing repairs with input and direction from Plant Management.


Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus and discusses it with other maintenance technicians including Maintenance Supervisor.  Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty hydraulic or pneumatic components; mechanical components, including but not limited to bearings, couplings, etc; combustion components; and electronic components, including but not limited to, power supplies, processor, printed circuit boards, etc.


Performs scheduled preventive maintenance (P.M.) on plant equipment including, but not limited to, extrusion presses and auxiliary equipment, melting furnace, casting unit, billet saw, homogenizing furnace, etc.

Conducts daily inspection of the operation of the air compressors and compressed air system including maintenance of oil levels, air filters, dryer operation, etc.

Conducts daily inspection of the operation of the caster cooling water system including maintenance of the water level, water quality, water filtration, etc.

Performs daily inspection of the operation of the extrusion presses including maintenance of the oil levels, oil leaks, billet heater operation, cutoff saw operation, transfer operation, stretcher operation, etc.

Installs and/or modifies equipment in cooperation with the Engineering Services Manager to improve the reliability, simplify the operation, improve operational safety, etc.

Completes all paperwork on a timely basis, including daily work sheets assigning work to appropriate jobs or equipment in ¼ hour increments.

Follows company rules, regulations and policies regarding work and safety practices.

Maintains a neat and orderly work area including general housekeeping of the work area upon completion of a repair.  Assists with general housekeeping of the Maintenance area.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience:  Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and five or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience should include welding competency, hydraulic and pneumatic circuit components, knowledge of relay logic components, PLC logic components, bearing, gear reducers, equipment alignment and piping installation.


Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to use measuring devices, rulers, micrometers, etc.


Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to read maintenance blue prints, hydraulic schematics, ladder diagrams and bill of materials.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  The employee is required to work a scheduled 12-hour rotating shift.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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